Burundi is located in East Central Africa below Rwanda and nestled etween the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lake Tanganyika and Tanzania, a region that is often referred to as the “Heart of Africa.” In 1993 ethnic violence in Burundi escalated into Civil War killing estimated 100,000 people in the first year and 300,000 over the war’s 12 year span. During the genocide, CRIB (children rescued in Burundi) was established by Chrissie Chapman who began a work to rescue children who had suffered unimaginable hardship and lost their parents in the war.
Today there are more than fifty children in the CRIB family–some who attend The King’s School, a Christian school where they are educated in English, along with other children from the city, and many who have graduated and are ready for post-secondary education. Chrissie, along with all of her CRIB support team, have a dream to see all 50 orphans under her care educated and equipped with the skills of higher education or certificated vocational training, in order that these children might become a generation who will bring about the change to rebuild their country.
CRIB-West Educational Fund was established in 2015 in order to help raise funds so that every CRIB child has a chance to reach his or her dream
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